THE JUDICIARY: No Monkey Business

The man who said, "Give me the making of the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws,"* had never heard of the U. S. Supreme Court. Tommy-the-Cork Corcoran and his boss, the President, love ballads, but believe that the laws they have got on the statute books are better and should be preserved to posterity by a high court minded like the New Deal's lawmakers.

These considerations guided Franklin Roosevelt's search for a successor to Louis Dembitz Brandeis, who retired from the Supreme Court in February. Demands that a Westerner be named this time restricted...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!